Olomouc Circles and Curves

Transept Dome, Church of Saint Michael, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Join Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Circles and Curves. And remember to always look up.

Aureate

“Coronation of the Virgin” (1130–1143), Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy

Aureate: denoting, made of, or having the color of gold.

Join Paula at Lost in Translation for her Thursday’s Special Pick a Word Challenge 2020-3. Chose one or more of the five words featured in the challenge.

Wordless Wednesday

Sanctuary Dome and Arches, San Luigi dei Francesi (Church of St Louis of the French), Rome, Italy. 16th century church with 18th century decoration.

Silent Sunday

Ceiling Detail, Grand Foyer, Palais Garnier, Paris, France

Silent Sunday

Architectural elements and dome from baroque Basilica S. Andrea della Valle in Rome

Guo Pei, Couture Beyond, at the Bowers Museum

Beyond Beautiful

I was amazed by the forty ensembles by Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei currently on display at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California.

It is almost impossible to describe the intricate details and decorative elements Pei uses in her designs: crystals embroidery, metallic threads, luxury material, etc. The exhibition includes designs from 2006 through 2018 and includes many items shown at Paris Fashion Week.

Each ensemble includes fantastic platform shoes. (2015)

This is Guo’s interpretation of Aladdin. (2009-2010)

The exhibit runs through July 14, 2019. If you are in the area, I highly recommend it.

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